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“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing
lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is
another day, and… I believe in miracles.”
Octobers Film Challenge
minolta Maxxum 7000
fujicolor pro 400h
a few of these images were on the bright side and I did a slight curves level in photoshop but over all I was very pleased with how they turned out. I love how film changes the way I shoot , or rather they way it feels to shoot . You would think there would be an anxiety about shooting only 36 images and hoping to get enough to complete a blog post . The reality however, is completely the opposite . I find it so relaxing and peacful to not have the temptation to be constantly checking the back of the screen and instantly be judging and rethinking what I am doing. I am free to thoughtfully compose each shot and stay in the moment.
after the shoot , is the hard part . It generally takes two weeks to reach the lab , and then a further 7-10 days to receive my favorite e-mail that my scans are ready to download . If I am slow getting them in the post it may be a month of suspence before I see the results . I am sure the day is coming when I totally mess up and am devestated at the mess I see but so far it has been like Christmas morning as I watch my images slowly appear before my eyes.
Jamie and Jared drove a lot of miles to come see me this weekend and it was so nice to meet them. Jamie’s beautiful , easy smile and Jared’s obvious love for her made their relationship a joy to capture. I LOVED Jamie’s strawberry blonde hair, what a stunning bride she will be. Can’t wait for their June wedding day.
as many of you know we are in a ”temporary” ( it’s been 18 months) rental while we build a new house. it is dark and small and very uninspiring. the only spot that has a small amount of room for photography is in the unfinished basement and it is a cave but does lend itself to some creativity. the small window is above and behind the subject and at camera left. my iso was at 1800 , yeah for full frame noise control. i am looking forward to my big sun filled home but for now I will experiment with the dark side.